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    Can anyone recommnend a good custom wheel builder?

    I have been considering Universal Cycles & Colorado Cyclist so far.

    Anywhere else I can look to get a top quality wheelset built?

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    http://www.psimet.com/, he's also a BF member . . .

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    Anthony at Longleaf Bicycles, great guy to deal with and has very reasonable prices.

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    peter white cycles, and there is a wheel-builder division, tied in with QBP,
    and so easy to get.
    Ive built my own, they last fine, .. + on tours I have the builder under my hat.

    have any special combinations in mind?

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    I've used the following and was pleased with the wheels:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post

    have any special combinations in mind?
    Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...
    Silver spokes will be stainless steel- Black ones might not be unless stated on the box they came in or from a reputable supplier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...
    I built a similar set for my son. On his we used 28 rear and 24 front Aerolite spokes. The Aerolite spokes is something that I wouldn't do again except under protest. There's a spoke holder tool that I found I really needed because they wind up so easily.

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    Check out bicyclewheelwarehouse.com
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    I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...


    then buy the plain stainless ones.. .. It is an extra cost step
    added to produce the spokes with the black patina...

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    Estabro, if you give the purpose of these wheels, then maybe you'll get a more specific direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...
    If Psimet didn't have what I wanted, I would go to Universal.
    I believe they are near CK and did a great job with my 29er wheels.
    Price was competitive and they built my wheels in two days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estabro View Post
    Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...
    King hubs and Stan's hoops - that's going to be pricy anyway so don't be afraid to spend the last nickel to get what you really want.

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